7/22/2020 8:58pm

Column: Removing Native American imagery from sports is long overdue

"The next time you see someone dressed up as a chief with a headdress and painted skin at a Kansas City Chiefs game, or doing the Tomahawk chop at a Braves game, ask yourself: is it OK to use that imagery and represent Native Americans the way we do, despite their demonstrated anger at those stereotypes and the tragedies they suffered as a result of American colonialism and expansion?"

7/22/2020 2:18am

CORRECTION: A former version of this photo caption incorrectly identified the university that most recently changed a name of a campus building. The university was UNC-Greensboro.
In February, UNC-Greensboro became the third university in the state to remove Charles Brantley Aycock’s name from a campus building.

Chancellor-appointed committee reviews recommendation to remove names of 4 buildings

UNC is one step closer to removing names of individuals tied to white supremacy from four buildings on campus.  A chancellor-appointed committee unanimously voted Tuesday to put forth a recommendation to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz that the University remove the names Charles B. Aycock, Josephus Daniels, Julian S. Carr and Thomas Ruffin and Thomas Ruffin Jr. from on-campus buildings.

7/22/2020 2:16am

The bartender with a mask on talks to a customer at Might As Well Bar & Grill on West Franklin Street on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Might As Well is one of the several bars in Chapel Hill re-opening with some changes during this phase of COVID-19 recovery.

Orange County officials aim to quell late-night crowds with new order

If you want a late-night bite in Chapel Hill these days, you'll need to make it at home or order it to go. In response to concerns from residents, University officials and local law enforcement regarding crowds at local restaurants, Orange County restaurants have been prohibited from serving dine-in alcohol or food orders after 10 p.m, as per a declaration added to the county's state of emergency order.

7/21/2020 9:31pm

Andrew Miller pitches against Seton Hall on February 19, 2006. Miller played for the UNC baseball team from 2004 to 2006.

Tar Heels in the pros: Former UNC baseball players gear up for Opening Day

This week, although the only fans you’ll see in the stands will be made out of cardboard, Major League Baseball will make its long-awaited return. With the season being reduced from 162 to 60 games, teams that might not otherwise have a chance could make a run at success in the shortened campaign. Here's where a few former Tar Heels stand entering Opening Day. 

7/20/2020 6:17pm

Op-ed: White tenured faculty must strike now to save lives and jobs

"Those who will be most affected by UNC reopening this fall are those who have already risked so much to make campus safe and just for everyone. It is wrong for the most protected workers to risk the least and the least protected workers to risk the most."

7/20/2020 5:39pm

Graphic courtesy of Lara Matsukura Bernardino, Georgia Broitman, Salena Braye and Mary Laci Motley.

Op-ed: We delivered the UNC Title IX petition. The administration answered.

"For years, the University has swept sexual violence under the rug while making empty promises to confront the issue. UNC has the opportunity to break the pattern of institutional betrayal and do right by their students. It is time for accountability, transparency and urgency of action to be prioritized in order to dismantle Carolina’s culture of sexual assault."

7/20/2020 7:52am

Graphic of Heel Talk podcast

Heel Talk episode 15: UNC works toward renaming campus buildings

Host Evely Forte spoke to incoming Sports Editor Brian Keyes, Summer University Desk Editor Maydha Devarajan and University desk writer Kate Carroll to break down recent updates to the Board of Trustees' building renaming policy, a report on renaming four campus buildings by the Commission on Race, History and a Way Forward and a multi-departmental request to rename Hamilton Hall, Pauli Murray Hall. 

7/20/2020 12:15am

Screenshot from the virtually held Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity meeting regarding UNC's fall reopening on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Commission on equity calls for accountability and transparency for fall reentry

The Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity held its second full meeting Thursday, during which community members shared a number of concerns regarding the fall return to campus. The commission passed on a series of recommendations to University leaders on Saturday regarding UNC's reentry plan, focused on equity and transparency measures.